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Vile: Bob Beckel: Romney had fundraisers in Israel with ‘diamond merchants’; Updated


Absolutely disgusting. Just when you think Democrat Bob Beckel can’t possibly sink any lower, he does. Misogyny isn’t enough for him, evidently. Anti-Semitic much, Bob? Or is it a dog whistle for the anti-Semitic Left? Either way, this is absolutely repugnant.

Here is a partial transcript, as Beckel talks about Romney fundraisers on Fox News’ “The Five” this evening, from @TRScoop:

“He had one in Israel with a bunch of diamond merchants, we don’t know the names of them”

Revolting, Mr. Beckel. Twitter users immediately demand action from ‘The Five’ in response to Bob Beckel’s vile remarks.


Is it me, or did @RobertGBeckel just make an anti-Semitic remark about Israelis? (cc: @TwitchyTeam)

— Mick Yuille (@mickyuille) August 7, 2012

.@RobertGBeckel #theFive U R an extreme bigot & thanks 4 your Anti Semitic comment. Diamond Dealers… (Nazi Propoganda) @greggutfeld Nu?

— בועזיז (@Boazziz) August 7, 2012

@greggutfeld Just got off phone with my horribly offended liberal Jewish mother, Beckel needs to apologise for "diamond merchants" comment.

— Oz Kohen (@PoRiverJamBand) August 7, 2012

@RobertGBeckel Wow, could you have said "diamond merchants" with any more vitriol? #antisemiticmuch

— Cat84 (@CharCat84) August 7, 2012

Vile bigotry is fine when a lefty does it, natch.

Did @RobertGBeckel just refer 2 American Jews living in Israel as "diamond merchants"? Guess he's channelling his inner JesseJackson. #tcot

— Robert F Beers (@bobbyboy55) August 7, 2012

Twitchy will monitor and update with any developments. Hopefully, fellow “The Five” panelists will denounce the disgusting comments made by this poor excuse for a man.

Update: See Bob Beckel in all his revolting glory via this video courtesy of The Right Scoop.

Bob Beckel: Romney had a fundraiser in Israel with a bunch of "diamond merchants" http://t.co/UOcl9Pnt

— Right Scoop (@trscoop) August 7, 2012

More reaction rolls in taking the rabidly deranged Bob Beckel to task.

GREATLY offended that Beckel was allowed to refer to Israeli donors to Romney as "Diamond Merchants" on today's show @AndreaTantaros

— George (@TeaPartyG) August 7, 2012

Is he trying to get fired? RT @trscoop: Beckel: Romney had a fundraiser in Israel with a bunch of "diamond merchants" http://t.co/TS5DeVdb

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) August 7, 2012

Not cool RT @trscoop: Bob Beckel: Romney had a fundraiser in Israel with a bunch of "diamond merchants" http://t.co/dQweOwVp

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) August 7, 2012


Antisemitism is in on the Left. If the Palestinians drove the Israelis into the sea, most of them would cheer. PS: See Bob Beckel

— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) August 7, 2012

@DanaPerino Oh, and I forgot, Beckel is anti-semitic, too. 'Diamond merchants' referring to Jews?? Seriously? That's acceptable to Fox?

— L. North (@LadyLNorth) August 7, 2012

Dear “The Five”: It’s time to stop pretending that Beckel is oh-so-lovably crotchety. He, and his remarks, are beyond reprehensible. Here’s some background for you, as if what he said today wasn’t enough:

Previously on Twitchy:

Classy: Bob Beckel calls RNC chairman ‘Pre-pussy’ on air

Bob Beckel on Hannity live: ‘You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about;’ Update: Hannity, guests defend Beckel

Weaponized misogyny, literally; Bob Beckel: ‘If I was Juan Williams, I’d wake up next to Michelle Malkin with a shotgun’

Bob Beckel again disrespects military, froths over Rep. Allen West; He’s ‘a blowhard’

Bob Beckel: Jon Lovitz is a ‘fat jerk’; Lovitz: ‘Who’s Bob Beckel?’

Bob Beckel: Sikh temple shooter was a ‘right-winger’


Beckel’s co-host Dana Perino retweeted this Tuesday night:




Today on “The Five,” Beckel apologized … but not really:

Beckel just apologized, sort of. NOT.

— Chris @Rx4Nails.Com (@Rx4Nails) August 8, 2012

.@RobertGBeckel apologizes "to those who were offended" by his "diamond merchants" remark. No apology for the actual remark. #TheFive

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) August 8, 2012

He’s supposedly putting himself in the time-out chair:

Beckel has to sit in the corner for a day. #TheFive

— Carla (@ChuckieMom1) August 8, 2012

Wow, Bob Beckel is actually taking tomorrow off, because he can't control his mouth. Thank God for small favors!

— Danielle Hollars (@ddhollars) August 8, 2012

Viewers, though, are convinced that Beckel’s taking himself out of the game voluntarily:

TRANSLATION: Bob suspended for his #AntiSemite & FREE PUSSY comments. #thefive

— Hardline Stance (@Hardline_Stance) August 8, 2012

Looks like @FoxNews is waking to vulgar/racist/sexist/hatefilled Beckel on #thefive by giving viewers a day's respite from his garbage.

— Redneck Minotaur (@ConsrvCorean) August 8, 2012

Good news! @RobertGBeckel is grounded & we don't have to see him tomorrow. Thank you to the producer of @FNTheFive

— Wackobird Stewardess (@LLSKYGIRL) August 8, 2012

@sarahcgoldstein I think just tomorrow. He continues to open his mouth & offend. Today we were forced 2watch him speak while shoveling pizza

— Wackobird Stewardess (@LLSKYGIRL) August 8, 2012

That mental image is just like Beckel: highly objectionable.

Let’s hope the producers of “The Five” stand up for decency and give Beckel the boot for good.

NSFW —> Bob Beckel montage of hate speech and on-air gaffes on Fox News http://t.co/Ej28JG3q

— Right Scoop (@trscoop) August 8, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/07/vile-bob-beckels-anti-semitic-dog-whistle-on-the-five-romney-had-fundraiser-in-israel-with-diamond-merchants/

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